Definition of granda in US English:


(also grandda)


  • One's grandfather.

    ‘my granda lived up my road’
    • ‘The only man she had ever loved was her granda.’
    • ‘When I was younger, I used to visit my granda in County Clare.’
    • ‘Your granny and granda in Chicago hope you had a great day and hope to see you soon.’
    • ‘Her granda has a heart as big as a house.’
    • ‘My granda sat me on his knee and told me tales that filled me with wonder.’
    • ‘I guess that Grandda was talking to Dad, or maybe Patrick.’
    • ‘As my granda would say, never a truer word spoken!’
    • ‘My grandda thinks I should go to boot camp and my grandma knits booties that she insists I wear.’
    • ‘Grandda shook his shiny head.’
    • ‘They'll be with their grandma and granda, so they'll have a wonderful time.’


Early 20th century: abbreviation of granddad, influenced by da.